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    Russian scholars previously said that Russia would be launching a space vehicle to the Moon in October 2021 - for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    Russia plans to create the first topographic 3D map of the Moon and will determine a site where the country's cosmonauts to land, head of the Russian Space Research Institute Anatoly Petrukovich announced on Sunday.

    "After the work of the American satellites, we have maps of the Lunar plane, but here, using stereo processing and light analysis, we will get a universal altitude map of the entire Moon with high accuracy", the scholar stated.
    The launch of the Proton-M carrier rocket with a DM-03 booster and Russian Elektro-L No 3 weather satellite
    The launch of the Proton-M carrier rocket with a DM-03 booster and Russian Elektro-L No 3 weather satellite

    According to him, the map will help research the geological structures of the Earth's satellite and will provide navigation data for other space devices. The mission, which aims to send a landing module to the Moon, is scheduled for launch in 2024.

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